S&P Global, Inc. provides ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. . The capital markets include asset managers, banks, exchanges, issuers and financial advisors; the commodities markets include producers, traders and intermediaries within energy, metals and agriculture. It operates through the following segments: : Standard & Poor's Ratings, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices and Commodities & Commercial. The Standard & Poor's Ratings segment provides credit ratings, offering investors and market participants with information and independent ratings benchmarks. The S&P Capital IQ segment is a global provider of digital and traditional financial research and analytical tools, which integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services. The S&P Dow Jones Indices segment is a global index provider that maintains a wide variety of valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers and institutional investors. The Commodities & Commercial segment consists of business-to-business companies specializing in commercial and commodities markets that deliver their customers access to high-value information, data, analytic services and pricing benchmarks. The company was founded by James H. McGraw and John A. Hill in 1917 and is headquartered in New York, NY.